Portraits of Painters in Islamic Painting “In light of Examples from Safawid era”

نوع المستند : المقالة الأصلية


Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University


From the Safawid era (907-1145 H./1502 -1732 A.D.) and with the rise of painter’s status in society, a major transition in mode of Persian painting had appeared. It was the technical orientation to display portraits of princes, nobles and artists. The historical origins of this technique stemmed from the European Renaissance. The purpose of this paper is to study the technique of portraits that display painters in the Safavid painting and the purpose of making them. The findings of this study show that there were two artistic directions towards an individualization of personalities: The first was Bihzad’s attempt, second was the representation of beautiful young men in courtly costumes, both were presented in the late Safavid painting.

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